Slim Wood 6.5″-12.5″


Slim wood is a unique type of wood that features slender, sturdy, branch-like protrusions that look like the exposed part of a tree’s roots.

Slim wood is a popular choice because it is very branchy and can fill a lot of space with minimal weight. It also provides a lot of surface and planting area. It is an ideal wood to use for the hardscape of in an aquarium or paludarium.

Slim wood is available in very small pieces, which is rather hard to find with wood in general, that make it perfect for nano aquascapes.

This wood is dry, so it has minimal weight (ideal for shipping). However, because of this it will float and needs to be soaked for a few days before it will sink on its own.

Slim wood does not leach as much tannins into the water column as Malaysian wood, this can be ideal in certain situations. The wood may produce a white film or fungus looking growth once introduced to the aquarium. This is not harmful to the tank or any of its inhabitants. In fact, some fish and all shrimp will eat it. It can also be cleaned with small brush if unsightly.

You will be receiving one (1) piece of Slim wood. Each piece will be between 6.5 and 12.5 inches in length. All pieces of slim wood are unique in shape and size. We only send pieces that we would happily put in our own aquariums and display tanks. Pictures are for reference only. Each piece is selected is hand selected for its unique character.


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Features of Slim Wood:

  • Natural driftwood.
  • Each piece is unique.
  • It floats so needs soaking.
  • It might create a harmless bloom or biofilm/fungus.
  • Creates surface area for bio-film and bacteria to grow
  • Ideal for planting and creating focal points in the aquarium.
  • Releases beneficial tannins into the water which simulates a natural habitat for fish and shrimp
  • Provides hiding places and natural feeding ground for fish and shrimp of all types

Benefits of Driftwood:
• Not only does driftwood look great, it also stimulates and maintains the ecosystem within an aquarium. Much like the substrate and filter media in an aquarium, driftwood promotes the growth of beneficial bacteria. These bacteria are very important as they break down fish by-products into less toxic compounds, keeping your fish healthy. The added surface area of driftwood ensures that you’ll always have a healthy colony of these bacteria.
• Driftwood helps boost the immune systems of your fishes. When driftwood is submerged, natural Tannins will slowly leach into the aquarium water. These tannins create a slightly acidic environment that helps to keep viruses and disease-causing bacterium at bay. The tannins released can also increase available oxygen in the water column, further stimulating your fishes’ immune systems.
• Capturing the natural behavior of your fish. Driftwood exists in almost every river or lake, so naturally your fish will be attracted to it. Your fish will use it for hiding, breeding or even as food.
• If you’re a fish keeper that constantly battles alkaline tap water, the addition of driftwood can help buffer and maintain a lower pH in your aquarium. Many fish require slightly acidic water conditions, and driftwood is the perfect way to create this environment.

Before adding driftwood to your aquarium, it is best practice to pre-soak the wood in a bucket (or other container large enough for the wood) filled with warm, dechlorinated tap water for 24 to 48 hours.

It might create a bloom or biofilm/fungal growth but not always; this film is harmless; however, it is best to remove the film in order to prevent it from becoming unsightly. This can be done by removing the wood, wiping it down with an aquarium safe sponge, soaking the wood in untreated tap water for 24-48 hours, and then returning it to the aquarium.

Additional information

Weight 0.2000000 kg
Dimensions 15.0000000 × 30.0000000 × 15.0000000 cm


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